Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Camping, Swimming and Boating!!

We had a great weekend! We didn't have anything scheduled and actually thought it would be pretty quiet! That all changed Friday afternoon. My aunt and uncle were going to be camping nearby and wanted us to go out to the campsite for dinner! They camp the only way I would ever camp! They have a camper that is pretty much a house on wheels! Complete with a bathroom, kitchen, bedrooms and a shower! My aunt and uncle were bringing their families with them. It was great because Halle is about a year older than Kelsey and they play very well together! The girls had a great time and Kelsey just sobbed when it was time to head home. Thank you, Jolene and Dave for a great dinner and fun time!!!

On Saturday it was hot outside!! The guys were heading out to golf so we decided lunch at Grisanti's was in order followed by time in the pool! Halle likes to swim just as much as Kelsey. They were in the pool for a good two hours hanging with their Grandma Peg and Grandma Jolene! Once again, when Halle was leaving Kelsey just sobbed and didn't want her to leave!Finally on Sunday my brother, Geoff and I were all sitting around trying to decide what to do. It was going to be about 100 and we didn't have anything planned for the day. The idea was brought up that we should take the boat and head to the lake! We had to act quickly as my dad wasn't home and he usually gets crabby and thinks it is too much work to take the boat out. So we packed the cooler and took off without my dad! My parents have a boat that dates back to 1977! It is old but runs like a champ!! This was the first trip the boat has taken without my dad! I think he will trust us now as we didn't have any problems and it ran great! I didn't know how Kelsey would feel about riding in the boat or swimming in the lake! I thought she would love it or hate it! Well she LOVED IT! She kept wanting to get in the water and thought riding in the boat was the coolest thing ever! I see more trips to the lake in our future!

It ended up being a very tiring weekend! Kelsey just crashed at the end of each day! I actually gave her a bath after swimming on Saturday. By the time I took a shower this is how I found her curled up in my bed!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Fun With Isaac and Eli!

Isaac and Eli are here to stay with and Grandma and Grandpa for a few days! We are having lots of fun!! Kelsey loves spending time with her cousins! We went to the zoo on Saturday and have spent a lot of time in the pool!! It has been so hot the last couple of days!! It is great that my parents have a pool so we can just get in and out as often as want.

We are so glad they are here and glad that we get to spend a lot of time with them!!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Day at the Zoo!

On Saturday night Geoff and I went out with some friends for a birthday party. Because we don't go out very often together, without her, this was VERY difficult on her! I always feel guilty anytime I do anything where Kelsey can't go. Even if she is with her dad when I am out all I can think about is how fast I can get home! When we left on Saturday we were on the driveway and she was just screaming for me! It was tough! I know after we were gone about five minutes she was fine and had a good time with Grandpa and Grandma but the last image we had was of her screaming. So on Sunday I made it all about her. She didn't leave my side! We went to the zoo right when they opened, went to the grocery store, swam, took a nap together and then swam again! We had a great day!!

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Fabulous Fourth!

We had a wonderful fourth of July weekend!!! We did a lot of swimming, eating, drinking, fireworks and fun!!

This first night started with cupcakes. My sister let the kids frost and decorate cupcakes!! The kids enjoyed licking the frosting.

Isaac and Kelsey with all their cupcakes! Eli wouldn't sit still for the picture!

Kelsey and Eli were LOVING the corn on the cob!

Then it was time to swim! This is my dad and his fish hat!

It was time for fireworks!! Isaac and my brother were in charge of lighting everything!

This was a funny story! We were telling Isaac that if the cops showed up we had to hide because some of our fireworks were illegal. Well sure enough a cop pulls around the corner and Isaac took off running. He didn't know what to think. We all knew that Uncle Matt would be stopping by because he was working in our neighborhood! We all thought it was funny! After Isaac realized that he knew the cop the kids wanted to take a picture by his car.
Everyone getting ready for the fireworks show!
We had a wonderful fourth of July!

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Happy Fourth of July!!

It is going to be a busy weekend and I wanted to make sure and share Kelsey's cute Fourth of July pictures. Thanks to Taryn I was able to create these cards! She gave me a wonderful idea to us Smilebox! As you can see Kelsey has a lot of Fourth of July clothes! Even thought it is only one day, I think Kelsey has at least four outfits, a swimming suit and pajamas! I love shopping for Fourth of July apparel! I hope everyone has a fun and safe Fourth of July!!

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Take Me Out To the Ball Game . . .

We spend a lot of our nights out at the ball field. Geoff and I have both always been very into sports and hope Kelsey will be as well. This year Geoff is only playing on one baseball team (YAY!). This takes us to the ball field a couple times a week. Kelsey is usually very good at the games and I have learned that as long as we take plenty of snacks and a few toys, she will be just fine. This year we were lucky enough to have Geoff's friend Phil on the team! This meant another little boy for Kelsey to play with and someone for me to chat with as Phil's wife Christy and their little boy Logan are regulars at the games as well! Kelsey and Logan play VERY well together!! I made them some cute little matching shirts so everyone knows that they are cheering for the Bombers!!